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Knife Crime Data for England and Wales

5%

increase in Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument year in the last 12 months (to September 2023)

48716

Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument year ending September 2023

78%

increase in Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the last 10 years (up to June 2023)

Knife murders

244

murders involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the 12 months to March 2023.

78

young people aged under 25 were murdered with a knife or sharp object in the 12 months to March 2022. 10 were aged under 16.

Regional Knife Crime Data

22%

increase in Met Police recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in London in the last year (up to September 2023)

5%

increase in knife or sharp instrument offences recorded by the West Midlands PFA’s in the last year (up to September 2023)

5%

increase in knife or sharp instrument offences recorded by Police in Wales in the last year (up to September 2023)

Other Knife Crime Data

10%

increase in Police recorded “possession of article with a blade or point” in the year ending June 2023 (28,211 offences)

7.8

Average custodial sentence length for adults found guilty of possessing a blade or point article increased from 7.1 months in 2012 to 7.8 months in 2022

Hospital admissions

3768

the number of admissions into NHS hospitals in England and Wales for assault by a sharp object in the year ending September 2023

4%

decrease compared to the year ending September 2022

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